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scandal. british lawmakers grilled rupert murdoch and his son james for hours and hearing televised all over the world. murdoch's media empire has been rocked by accusations of police payoffs, phone hacking and corruption at his british newspapers. and troughout the hearing, all of the charges kept coming back to one central question. take a listen. >> do you accept that ultimately, you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run -- and then maybe the people they trusted. >> the murdochs did their best to distance themselves from the worst allegations, but the question still remains what exactly did they know? and what actions did they condone? one lawmaker thinks they know more than they let on. >> are you familiar with the term willful blindness? >> mr. sanders, would you care to elaborate? >> it is a term that came up in the enron scandal. willful blindness is a legal term. if there is knowledge that you could have had and should have had, but chose not to have, you are still responsible. >> mr. san
empire. will rupert murdoch keep his crown? we'll discuss that later. now back to the top story, the partisan gamesmanship ramping up in debt ceiling talks. did they accomplish anything tonight? >> i wish i had a different answer than i had last night but again no breakthroughs today. i'll tell you that going into today's meeting the prospects from the perspective of capital reaching a deal, the prospects really seemed grim today. both sides hardening in their positions. inside the white house, inside this meeting, we are told by eric cantor as he returned to the capital following a meet, inside this meeting, the president laid out in further detail his plan for entitlement reforms, that eric cantor, the number two republican in the house, that he said the republicans could actually support, but here's the big "but" unfortunately, but they're still not budging on the issue of taxes. and democrats are insisting on new revenue, on tax revenue. so hence why i say no breakthroughs again today. another thing discussed in this meeting was this new proposal being pitched out there by t
. rupert murdoch of the news corporation making that decision. the inquiries into this behavior will continue into great britain. this a major setback, though, for the rupert murdoch empire, though you heard richard quest saying perhaps, perhaps he sees money to be made here. that's all for right now. hope to see you back tomorrow night. "in the arena" starts right now. >>> good evening. welcome to the program. i'm tom foreman. shock waves are rolling through the media world tonight over what looks like a criminal enterprise operating inside of a newsroom. high-profile figures targeted for a gangster style roundup, and all of it taking place under the leadership of one of the richest and most powerful men in america. it sounds like a hollywood thriller, but this is real life, it's playing out in london, and sending tremors all the way to american shores. rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news, 20th century fox, the "new york post," and a number of other vast media powerhouses is under fire tonight, hours after he took the dramatic step of abruptly closing down one of his biggest
hours, four senators have called for investigations into the vast media empire of rupert murdoch. the last media baron, perhaps the most powerful in the united states in terms of power and money and influence. how deep does that run? take a look. the television empire, fox with its news programming is part of his world. 20th century fox was huge, hit films. in publishing, "new york post," "wall street journal," what he has in print, along with harpercollins publishers limited, books like sarah palins, all part of the empire of rupert murdoch. we will dig much deeper into the rupert scandal and one of the senators calling for an investigation. first, one of the other stories we're following tonight. the other barack obama. a new book reveals astonishing information about the father of the president. it opens a new window into the heart and mind of his son, and -- who is thaddeus? a conservative who plays an electric guitar, quotes l.e.d. zeppelin on the house floor and running for president in a crowded field. can he rock out? then, think the debt ceiling debate is a joke, so does
in the closet for now. then, rupert murdoch's son in the hot seat. >> what i knew at the time -- >> what did jam know and when did he know it? meantime, mrs. rupert murdoch is in the pink. she wept from trophy wife to a venking angel. a fascinating look at crouching wendy, hidden tiger. >> let's get to washington. there is a crash in a late friday afternoon. our chief white house correspondent is there. and we have kate baldwin on capitol hill. jessica, let me start with you. we've seen this type of thing out of washington. rarely this pointed. how much of this is political theater? how much of this is the real deal? >> reporter: well, at this point it's the real deal. a deal has to get done tonight. we saw the president at his most frustrated in the debt negotiations. and he said that if this does not get done, congress has inflicted a self-inflicted wound. we were told when the president receives the calls saying this deal is off, i was surprising news here. they felt that they had come incredibly close and offered what they thought was a generous deal with $3.5 to $4 trillion yet on the table
in london, and sending tremors all the way to american shores. rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news, 20th century fox, the "new york post," and a number of other vast media powerhouses is under fire tonight, hours after he took the dramatic step of abruptly closing down one of his biggest tabloid newspapers. it is called "the news of the world," and it is at the center of a scandal that just keeps getting wider and deeper by the hour. reporters there are accused of hacking into the voice mail of innocent people to get stories, one of them a 13-year-old murder victim, and allegedly paying thousands of dollars to police officers to get them to reveal secrets in high-profile cases. murdoch's son and heir apparent, james murdoch, went on the bbc to try to limit the damage. take a look. >> i feel regret. clearly, the practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. and that this company believes in. >> americans are no strangers to the dark side of tabloid culture. of course, just take a look at some of the co
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